Archive for December, 2010

“The Map of True Places” Best Fiction of 2010

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

I’m delighted that The Capital Area District Library (13 libraries in the Greater Lansing, MI area) selected The Map of True Places as one of the Best Fiction Books of 2010. Thanks Lansing! You can see all of their picks here.

Book Club Girl Blog Post

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Live today is my new blog post for Book Club Girl. The blog is “dedicated to sharing great books, news and tips with book club girls everywhere.” Hear, hear! I was invited to write for Book Club Girl’s Holiday Open House, and am thrilled to take part. I wrote about Christmases from my childhood, always a fun string of memories to write about.

Many thanks to Jennifer Hart, who writes the blog! Here’s a link to the blog and my post.

Rescheduled Event at Agawam tomorrow

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Tomorrow, December 15, I’ll be at the Agawam Public Library in Agawam, Massachusetts. The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. My thanks to Agawam for being flexible and rescheduling this event when I was sick. Looking forward to meeting them (and I hope I see you there)!

“The Map of True Paces” is picked as one of the Top Ten Books of 2010

Friday, December 10th, 2010

A staff member at the Plumb Library in Rochester, Massachusetts picked The Map of True Places as one of the Top Ten Books of 2010. Thanks, Lisa! You can see the library’s complete list here.

Very Perceptive Review of “The Lace Reader”

Friday, December 10th, 2010

The Book Worm’s Library wrote a very different kind of review of The Lace Reader. It’s worth a read. You can check it out here.

Two new blog posts this week!

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Holy moly, it’s getting cold out. I returned from Italy this week after a wonderful time there. It’s awfully shivery here in Salem. I hope everyone’s Thanksgiving and Hanukkah filled them with warmth and love. For those of you celebrating Christmas, doesn’t it always sneak up on you?

Though I’ve been away, I’ve still been writing, and this week I have two new blog posts out. Tomorrow, December 9, my new post for Writer Unboxed will go up. Then, on Saturday, December 11, check into The Lipstick Chronicles for my new post there. I hope you are all well, and find some time within these next few weeks to be present, and enjoy your time with loved ones.